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by David J Delaney
Monday, May 31, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Here is another free verse I wrote, keeping to the Aussie bush feel.


Stirring in my swag,
aroused to morning sounds.
Water trickling,
lorikeets screech, chatter,
bush turkeys scratch, grunt,
early trill of cicadas.
Freshness of eucalypt gums,
wild flowers,
smokey embers.
Eyes opening.
of sunlight shards
pierce diminishing mist,
a small cloud of pale blue smoke
hovers above smouldering campfire,
water trickles over rocks,
lorikeets search for nectar,
turkeys eat breakfast grubs,
cicadas frozen to trunks,
kangaroos drink.
Hypnotised by nature,
Still I lie, not wanting to move,
How long will I stay?
How long?.
David J Delaney
21/05/2010      ©

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Reviewed by Kalikiano Kalei
Really enjoyed this, David. Good on ya and thanks. I'll be back for more of your interpretations; I can almost smell the 'pale blue smoke' of blue gum wood burning as I think this all over.
Aloha nui loa, Kaliki
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
You have shared the ambiance of the place very effectively via your verses here, David. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Paul Judges
Really good, David
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
I love the mornings when all awakens for the new day. Lovely write.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum
G'day Dave,

Your latest free verse is in a word: mesmerizing. As a reader you transported me to Australia's exquisite bush country where I could see, feel, hear and smell this wonderful vast land.

Outstanding composition.
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